What is Global Entrepreneurship Week?

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is the celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. This year’s event runs November 17-24, 2014.

Now with almost eight million people set to be involved including the likes of Richard Branson, Global Entrepreneurship Week has become one of the events of the year for start-ups and businesspeople all over the world, with activities available in a huge range of locations.

Definition of global entrepreneur: A global entrepreneur seeks out and conducts new and innovative business activities across national borders. These activities may consist of exporting, licensing, opening a new sales office, or acquiring another venture.

During the week thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Building on a mission for strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to nearly 150 countries.

Powered by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and sponsored by Dell, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of roughly 10,000 partner organizations.

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About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has approximately $2 billion in assets.

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SOURCE: Kauffman Foundation